The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is joining the ranks of only seven other law enforcement agencies nationwide, receiving FBI-LEEDA's Agency Trilogy Award.
The Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, or FBI-LEEDA, is a leading provider of law enforcement leadership education in the nation. FBI-LEEDA's membership represents all 50 states and 14 countries.?
The Agency Trilogy Award is presented to those agencies in which all members of the command staff have completed the entire FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Leadership training curriculum. The trio of courses is comprised of the Supervisor Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute and Executive Leadership Institute.
In reference to the prestige of this award, FBI-LEEDA's website states, "These agencies have demonstrated a great commitment to leadership and the communities they serve."
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is the first law enforcement agency in the state of Louisiana to receive the honor. Command Staff members Sheriff Mark Garber, Chief Deputy Carlos Stout, Major Dondi Hardin, Major Jules Broussard, Major Toby Landry, Major Paula Smith and Captain John Mowell all successfully completed the trilogy.
"In the constantly evolving profession of law enforcement, training is one of the most valuable tools we have to effectively serve our community. That goes for everyone. From the deputy just starting his or her first day on the job, to our command staff with decades of experience," said Sheriff Mark Garber.
In addition to the command staff, 23 LPSO supervisors have also completed the trilogy training series.